Born this day 2017 years ago
A Divine Child for salvation
of the land beyond the East.
With love the king of passions
The saviour sought to uplift
the West’s hordes, passionate
But punished, body punctured
by nails and thorns, Jesus left
all a memory of his love divine.
Let’s celebrate Jesus’ love today
Discarding divisive sentiments
of Westerners who have lorded
Over the world using His name
to colonialise and rob the East.
Merry Christmas to all readers.
By R. Sittamparam.
Painting by Jeganathan Ramachandram.